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The Original Pancake House

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$$ - $$$
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130 Parkplace Ctr, Kirkland, WA 98033-6227
+1 425-827-7575
07:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 14:00
Sat - Sun 07:30 - 14:30
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Kirkland, Washington
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is always really good. It is much better than the other chain pancake houses. Lots of somewhat unique offering. The place is packed Saturday and particularly Sunday mornings.

Thank Jon D
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This family style "breakfast" place has great food at a great price, and you really get your moneys worth!

Thank Fasdaddy
Napa CA, United States
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Sick of hotel breakfasts, went searching for a reasonable alternative. Kind of a throw back place...pretty clean, friendly and efficient staff. Tried the gluten free pancakes with added crumbled bacon and maple syrup...huge "small" portion!! Delicious, but had to turn over one of the three large cakes to my husband for "disposal".... Would go again if we're in town.

Thank Alan B
Bellevue, Washington
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Considering "Pancake" is right in the name of the place, you'd expect the finest of pancake to be placed in front of you. I ordered the "Three-For" menu item with a substitution of sourdough pancakes in place of buttermilk. When they arrived, they were 1) not cooked 2) not sourdough and 3) tasted like bananas....! The chef tried again with... More 

Thank EasyT0Please2013
Seattle, Washington
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 August 2016

We get Breakfast for lunch and it is always incredible. Its close to our office so we generally have one of us drive over and grab a take out order. WOW

Thank seahusky
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135 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

It is what it is. It is one of the places in Kirkland that defines the bane of the Kirkland food scene. Breakfast places do well because there aren't really any other places to get breakfast. I have gone in maybe three or four times in 15 yrs. Why? Because it is tacky and kinda gross. It is a place... More 

Thank glcwhistler .
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed an excellent meal here. They brought us tea in teapots with two teabags each and it lasted for the whole meal without needing a refresh of hot water. The vegetable and chicken sausage stir fry was delicious and the vegetables were very fresh and perfectly sauteed. The Swedish pancake was also wonderful. The wait staff was very friendly... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

One of our treats when we visit our daughter's family in Kirkland is to visit "The Original Pancake House". I have been to several in other states and I find the food consistently excellent. The Kirkland location stands out to me though for the friendliness of their staff and the liveliness of the dining room. I think it embodies the... More 

Thank Ned M
Seattle, Washington
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138 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016

Wow! Really great food, really large portions, and really great staff! But, today in Kirkland was about 80 degrees, and they keep the restaurants ambient temperature the same as outside, with little or now air circulation. When I asked the staff if they could turn on the A/C, they said management wont let them, for cost reasons! So, my review... More 

Thank Richad B
Waddell, Arizona
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Service was great, food was great and fresh.. Could have done without the eye rolling unfriendly host. I guess working on a rainy Sunday isn't fun for her.

Thank jennifer t

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
07:30 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 130 Parkplace Ctr, Kirkland, WA 98033-6227
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Kirkland
  • Phone Number: +1 425-827-7575

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?